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RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

Grit dog said: "Enticer or Exciter? Can’t tell from the pic. Had a red 76 or 77 Exciter back in the day. That sled was so much lighter than most of the tanks on the market. First sled I had that made “powder riding” a possibility. Although I was in middle school and high school in the mid/late 80s so out west road-trips didn’t exist for me yet. It was an Illinois ditch banger! Good eye Grit! It was a new 340 Enticer, LW, fast for class, wide stance, and great in the 5' deep powder at 6,800 ft. Other sledders would watch, then ask, "how can you get going, once stopped, in that deep snow". I've been sledding the mountains of SD, Wyo, Montana, and Idaho for many years. My newer MT sleds a far cry though, from that very dependable Enticer! Jerry
MFL 11/25/22 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

The 70s and 80s Japanese trucks like the Ford Courier (actually a Mazda B series) were IMO tougher and more reliable than the first Ranger and S10. IIRC those Couriers had pretty stout spring packs. The photo shows a decent size street bike and lots of camping gear in the bed and the truck is sitting level. They just didn't have any power. Two fair sized tents, extra fuel, and a lot of camping and motorcycling gear, for a 9 day camp, did not squat truck, or the hard extra ply tires. Bike in back was a KZ750 sport 4 cyl. Took bigger street bike along too! Wouldn't fit, took turns driving truck, riding bike, 400 mi each way. When empty, it was a blast on mountain curves, never leaned at all, even when starting to slide, tires squealing. Ya, just dumb kids then, maybe a little smarter now? Mine had the optional big engine 2300, rather than the Mazda 2000.
MFL 11/25/22 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

Although in all seriousness, a little OBS S-10 or S-15 with the 4.3 and a 5speed would be sweet. Would be a good commuter for the boy. https://i.imgur.com/qp5e2lAl.jpg I traded my Chevy Cheyenne sport for this gem, in the early 80s. Gas shortage took my 454 away, replaced by this 4-banger 4-speed commuter/workhorse. Notice the snowmobile in the bed, on way to trailhead, with new GF. I am 6' but truck makes me look BIGGER! https://i.imgur.com/kEjss0ol.jpg At my apartment building, loaded for a 400 mile trip. Big load, no problem. With the pedal flat to floor, could reach 70 mph! Backed off a bit though, not wantin to kill all those horses. Jerry
MFL 11/25/22 06:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: VanLeigh insert molding size by Tiffin Fifth wheel

Get a roll, and replace the whole side. It is not expensive, so don't buy the cheapest oem type quality. The better trim won't shrink as much, and pull away like the pic indicates. Jerry
MFL 11/24/22 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Does RV.net have a policy forbidding the discussion of EVs?

JMO, but I would say the age difference, between various social media, compared to this forum, is part of the reason. Many on rv.net are older/retired/real old. Old people don't like change, such as changing the clocks 2 times a year. I have little interest in EVs myself, at this point anyway, and I'm not real old. I enjoy reading some of the humorous (to me) threads though, especially as they approach the lock. Jerry
MFL 11/23/22 02:25pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house If that's true then I'd put in a battery disconnect switch. No battery, no start. While a disconnect would be an option, lots to consider, such as presets and relearning the various idle settings. Not something you'd want to do all the time. Jerry
MFL 11/23/22 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anode Rod Wear

Those rods look good, if each had a years use. You can easily get another year of use out of either of those. Looks like 80% or more left, and should be able to use down to 25-50% with still good protection. Your money, you decide, but changing to aluminum not necessary. Jerry
MFL 11/21/22 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer brakes not working

^2112 is correct. Yes, best way to test, is to tow it. Most trucks with IBC will give a starting point for gain set. Mine states 6 of 10, for starting point. Now drive on pavement, where you can safely slide manual control lever full on, at say 25 mph. Most controllers, set properly, will just keep from locking the trailer brakes, and sliding the tires. Jerry
MFL 11/21/22 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Anode Rod Wear

Ours always erodes quickest nearest the threads, which I believe is the reason: closest connection. But just a guess. Mine too, and same guess.
MFL 11/21/22 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

Four pages after asking, only one response, from a member actually towing with a lifted truck, but not same truck. Early on, I mentioned a similar truck (Grit dog's truck), towing a TT toy hauler that is 34.5' long, and 8.5' wide, without using any WDH. Yes, he is experienced, and understands lifted trucks, more than most. Too bad he did not chime in, with his thoughts. Grits rig: 2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s 2017 Heartland Torque T29 Lot of replies, some rude, some well meaning, but little help to OP, who is no longer responding. Jerry
MFL 11/21/22 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

Welcome to the forum! A fifth wheel trailer is not going to work, with a 6" lifted truck, due to not enough clearance between trailer and truck bed rails. You should be able to handle a fair sized travel trailer type toy hauler. How big, using a lifted truck, kind of depends on your towing ability, and comfort zone concerning family safety. A forum friend on here towed a rather large TT toy hauler with a nearly same truck and lift as yours, just a 2016 Ram 2500. He did not use a WDH, with IIRC, about 1,400 lb hitch weight. He is an experienced tower, with an abundance of confidence! Normally lifted trucks, don't make the best tow vehicles, but can be done. Jerry
MFL 11/20/22 06:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Fleetwood Flair 28A fridge question...

^^A likely spot for plug-in. My built-in microwave has it's own plug-in, inside of the cupboard next to it. Jerry
MFL 11/19/22 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

You are glamping in an RV....there is no reason to not be comfortable! Put the heat temp at whatever makes you comfortable. I don't believe in bundling up with extra layers, hats, etc inside the RV. I'll usually put the thermostat such that it is 60-65*F inside the RV. Keep the wife happy and you will get to camp more! :-) Stay warm! Chris I too, can't believe all the suggestions to wear bulky clothes, even hats, to bed, in an effort to keep warm. I wouldn't be able to sleep! Even in early years, when tenting, I wore the same as at home (nuttin)! I used a sleeping bag, single or double, depending who my camping partner was. Google will tell you, why you should sleep non-restricted. Sleeping skin to skin, with a partner you care about, will improve your relationship! No thanks needed, for this PSA. Jerry
MFL 11/19/22 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

I use a well designed electric heater, when temps are cooler, but above freezing. It has a heavy duty grounded cord, that does not get hot, like some of the cheaper model electrics.heater review https://i.imgur.com/RlO33Jal.jpg
MFL 11/18/22 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

I agree, buying used 1-3 years old, not best option for most. Jerry Not last year or this year it isn't. ^True that, for obvious reasons, but will return to that at some point! Look who recently announced, for 2024!
MFL 11/16/22 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

4x4ord said: "Just for kicks I'll be calling the Ram store today to find out what the wait time is on new dually." While that may be a good option, changing screen name to 4x4Ram, may require starting over as a new member. IMO, the choices are buying new often, 1-2 years, or keeping long term 10 yrs or more, for best bang/buck. I agree, buying used 1-3 years old, not best option for most. Jerry
MFL 11/16/22 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Fleetwood Flair 28A refrigerator help...

Welcome to the forum! You posted in the travel trailer section rather than the class A section, which may have gotten better response. I think the OP likely has a residential fridge, and may not have an outside panel on his MH? Some residential models have an off setting on the knob to adjust temp setting. It is possible, that the fridge may need to be pulled out to access the plug?? Jerry
MFL 11/16/22 07:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

Jerry, Yes had all 6 of us in the trailer. Not mention two Alaska malamutes at 80 and 120 lb. I'm sure all of us breathing helped to make more moisture in a 25' TT. None less, all the things mentioned would also add to the amount of moisture on the windows etc. Marty Hey Marty...those are some big pups, a trailer load, all-in! :C https://i.imgur.com/8d4K0ohl.jpg Here's a pic of my snowmobiling, dirt biking, canyon racing buddy, with his Alaska Malamute, to give other members, an idea of the size of these gentle giants. Jerry
MFL 11/15/22 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

JRscooby said: "I went back to TimetoRoll's post, and re-read it. First couple of times I saw n't that was not there, so my response was wrong." I suspected your wrong response was a reading comprehension issue, glad you went back to reread. Not directing this at Scooby, but many on a public forum, lack spelling, grammar , and reading comprehension skills. Not all members are educated at the same level. While all are important, reading comprehension matters most, before responding. Many times the OP, made by someone asking a question, is vague, lacking needed information, making response difficult, without providing further information. I think the OP got his answer early on, and good info on propane combustion venting followed. Marty has mentioned camping in the severe cold, in his trailer, while enjoying skiing with his family. If he had entire family in that trailer, down to zero degrees at times, imagine the amount of moisture created from possibly 6 people breathing. Had to be a fun, memorable, family experience, which is what RVing is all about! Jerry
MFL 11/14/22 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

^^Bobbo is correct! time2roll is correct, but does not apply! JRscooby is wrong, or did not comprehend what time2roll said!
MFL 11/13/22 07:48am General RVing Issues
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